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A Bit Of A Yarn.

Posted on | October 1, 2021 | 7 Comments

Plenty of yarn being used in these projects. It’s a bit of a mixed bag. I have been making a few bits and pieces for gifts and have accumulated a little collection. Most will be baby gifts.

I am sure most of you have seen the octopus toy with the curly tentacles that bubs love hanging on to. I decided it was time to make a few.

These are great for using up yarn scraps and make up quickly.

It is a pattern from

Then I had a go at making this fairy doll.

The original pattern is made as a flat body, but I changed it to be a stuffed body, so a few alterations were needed.

The hair is made as a wig and sewn onto the head. Then the flowers and vines are entwined in the hair.

Thankfully the facial features are kept to a minimum and are embroidered.

I made mine with 8 ply cotton.

The pattern is from mandmcrochet designs and is called a Melly Teddy Ragdoll Blossom Fairy or Snowfall Fairy.

And I am sure you can work out what this one will be.

I will add pattern details when it is finished.

Time to move away from yarn and on to my next block of my Over The Hill quilt. We are now under the sea.

I need to add a lighthouse and a whale but will have to wait until I join the next block as the pieces overlap the seam.

October has arrived in a rush. Lots happening in the garden with the lovely Spring weather. Thankfully plenty to do as we are still under lock down restrictions for a few more weeks. We even had an earthquake here as a distraction from Covid for a while – a decent one for our area – 5.9.

I hope your distractions are pleasant ones.

Cheers, Karen

7 Responses to A Bit Of A Yarn.

  • Joan says:

    These are so cute. I have lots of yarn stashed, so I printed out the pattern for the octopus. This is something I can do with the little one here. I’m excited to try them.

  • Your crochet is so lovely. My DD is trying to master the magic circle to make some,of these critters. She is a newbie crocheter. Dolly is gorgeous! You’re also making good on your sewing project x

  • Love the amigurumi, Karen! The hair is really detailed and beautiful! Such intricate under the sea blocks, too!

  • marina says:

    what gorgeous woolly creations. Your fairy is so pretty and the Koala looks very sweet.
    Love your over the hill scene especially the expression on the seal!

  • Linda Dutch says:

    A sweet selection of little toys! And your ‘over the hill’ blocks are delightful, especially those felt fishes!

  • The octopus are so cute. Love your fairy. Your quilt blocks are look lovely. Hugs, xx

  • Fiona says:

    How sweet are your little toys you are making.. that doll has so much detail and is delightful…. good to see the felt out and forming sea creatures…


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